Nantes footballers have agreed to strip their leaves over the months. For the release of a calendar, “Athletes” for the benefit of the next Telethon, the Canaries are deploring. 1000 copies printed, it is sold 14.99 euros on the online store club and in various local points of sale since November 19.
If the practice of striptease for a good cause has entered rugby mores with the Stade Français calendar, “Les Dieux du Stade”, it is new in professional football. Complicated in an environment just as hypervirilized to accept to take poses sometimes suggestive or even erotic. “It’s an idea born in our offices,” explains Mehdy Bahloul, FC Nantes merchandising manager. I met a photographer from Nantes, a follower of the “positive Body”, a practice aimed at enhancing the body without retouching. The idea was the suggested nudity. Then we went to explain the concept to the players. “
The barrier of modesty has fallen
In the Nantes locker room, the proposal surprised at first but with some explanations, the barrier of modesty and taboo quickly fell. The desire to help the Telethon (December 4-5) was the strongest. “When the club offered us to make this calendar, it was obvious that we had to get started, explains midfielder Marcus Coco. It is not an exercise that we are used to doing but the photographer reassured us and put us at ease. With the current crisis, it is difficult for the various causes to find funds, so if by giving a little of our time we can participate in helping families and researchers, it is essential. “
The Nantes players also, after the shots taken at the Beaujoire stadium, discussed with two children with myopathy. “I had the chance to meet Yohan, Elouan and their families on the occasion of the release of the calendar, continues Marcus Coco. For them, without hesitation, if I had to do it again I would do it again. “He will have the opportunity because FC Nantes has decided that this calendar will now appear every year. “This calendar is a solidarity Christmas gift that must be under every tree this year,” concludes Marcus Coco. We must multiply the victories. “
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